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Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review Jun 2006

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review

Nebraska Bird Review

The Nebraska Bird Review is published quarterly by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc., as its official journal, and is sent to members not in arrears of dues. Annual subscription rates (on a calendar-year basis only): $15 in the United States, $18 in Canada and $30 in all other countries, payable in advance. Single copies are $4 each, postpaid, in the United States, $5 in Canada, and $8 elsewhere. Send orders for back issues to Mary Lou Pritchard, NOU Librarian, c/o University of Nebraska State Museum, W-436 Nebraska Hall Lincoln, NE 68588-0514.

Memberships in the NOU (on a calendar-year basis ...


Spring Field Report, March-May 2006, W. Ross Silcock Jun 2006

Spring Field Report, March-May 2006, W. Ross Silcock

Nebraska Bird Review

Introduction

As many of you know, the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) has changed some generic names and rearranged the taxonomic order for shortbirds in the expanded genus Tringa and for the terns. This Spring Report uses the new taxonomic order.

Observers (thank you, I think!) submitted a huge amount of data that I distilled for this report; I entered more than 3,500 sightings into my database, which allows for a comprehensive overview of what birds were doing this spring.

As has been the case the last few years, there were several record or near-record early arrival dates, some requiring ...


The Nebraska Bird Review (June 2006)- Whole Issue Jun 2006

The Nebraska Bird Review (June 2006)- Whole Issue

Nebraska Bird Review

Table of Contents

Spring Field Report, Mar. - May. 2006 by W. Ross Silcock...............38

A Book-collector's Guide to Roger Tory Peterson
by Paul A. Johnsgard...............61

NOU Annual Meeting at Ponca State Park, May 19-21...............64

2005 (17th) Report of the NOU Records Committee
compiled by Mark A. Brogie...............69

Subscription and Organization Information...............75


Behavior And Design Of Buried Concrete Pipes, Ece Erdogmus, Maher K. Tadros Jun 2006

Behavior And Design Of Buried Concrete Pipes, Ece Erdogmus, Maher K. Tadros

Nebraska Department of Transportation Research Reports

No abstract provided.


Big Box Stores: Their Impacts On The Economy And Tips For Competing, Sean Golden, Noel Jeutang, Ratikanta Pattaik, David I. Rosenbaum, Eric Thompson Jun 2006

Big Box Stores: Their Impacts On The Economy And Tips For Competing, Sean Golden, Noel Jeutang, Ratikanta Pattaik, David I. Rosenbaum, Eric Thompson

Rural Initiative Publications and Reports

This is a study in three parts: the general impact of Wal-Mart and big box stores on the economy; an empirical look at Wal-Mart’s impacts on 15 Nebraska communities; and a review of research on ways that local retailers can compete against big box stores.

Part one suggests that Wal-Mart has both positive and negative impacts on the economy. Wal-Mart helps increase productivity and causes consumer prices to fall. Further, a number of studies found that employment increased in communities that received a new Wal-Mart store. However, other studies found that entry of a Wal-Mart failed to lead to ...


Functional Characterization Of Aspergillus Nidulans Homologues Of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Spa2 And Bud6, Aleksandra Virag, Steven D. Harris Jun 2006

Functional Characterization Of Aspergillus Nidulans Homologues Of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Spa2 And Bud6, Aleksandra Virag, Steven D. Harris

Papers in Plant Pathology

The importance of polarized growth for fungi has elicited significant effort directed at better understanding underlying mechanisms of polarization, with a focus on yeast systems. At sites of tip growth, multiple protein complexes assemble and coordinate to ensure that incoming building material reaches the appropriate destination sites, and polarized growth is maintained. One of these complexes is the polarisome that consists of Spa2, Bud6, Pea2, and Bni1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Filamentous hyphae differ in their development and life style from yeasts and likely regulate polarized growth in a different way. This is expected to reflect on the composition and presence ...


Two Species Of Cecidomyiidae Predacious On Citrus Rust Mite, Phyllocoptruta Oleivora, On Florida Citrus, Raul T. Villanueva, Raymond Gagne, Carl Childers Jun 2006

Two Species Of Cecidomyiidae Predacious On Citrus Rust Mite, Phyllocoptruta Oleivora, On Florida Citrus, Raul T. Villanueva, Raymond Gagne, Carl Childers

USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Larvae of two undescribed species of Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) were found preying upon Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead) (Acari: Eriophyidae) on Florida citrus. Identifications to genus were made from adults reared in the laboratory. The two species had distinctive larval coloration. One larval type was completely yellow and was identified as Feltiella n. sp., while the second larval type had an orange color with a transverse white band close to the mouthparts. The latter cecidomyiid was identified as belonging to a genus near Lestodiplosis in the broad sense. Feltiella n. sp. (n = 17) and the species near the genus Lestodiplosis (n = 12) consumed ...


A Preliminary Biological Assessment Of Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, North Dakota, Murray K. Laubhan, Robert A. Gleason, Gregory A. Knutsen, Rachel A. Laubhan, N. H. Euliss Jr. Jun 2006

A Preliminary Biological Assessment Of Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, North Dakota, Murray K. Laubhan, Robert A. Gleason, Gregory A. Knutsen, Rachel A. Laubhan, N. H. Euliss Jr.

US Fish & Wildlife Publications

This report represents an initial biological assessment of wetland conditions on Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Slade NWR, and Florence Lake NWR that was conducted as part of the pre-planning phase for development of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). According to the 1997 National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act (NWRSIA), decisions guiding NWR management should be based on the best available scientific information. Therefore, this report attempts to integrate relevant information from many different scientific disciplines (e.g., geology, hydrology, biology) to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in identifying ecological constraints and opportunities imposed by ...


Lists Of Potential Hydrophytes For The United States: A Regional Review And Their Use In Wetland Identification, Ralph W. Tiner Jun 2006

Lists Of Potential Hydrophytes For The United States: A Regional Review And Their Use In Wetland Identification, Ralph W. Tiner

US Fish & Wildlife Publications

The U.S. federal government has developed lists of plant species that occur in wetlands. The initial purpose of these lists was to enumerate plants that grow in wetlands and that could be used to identify wetlands according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s wetland classification system. The first list was generated in 1976 by the Service, and since that time, the list has undergone several iterations as more information was reviewed or became available through field investigations and scientific research. Two lists are currently published and available for use: a 1988 list and a 1996 draft ...


Factors Influencing Soil Invertebrate Communities In Riparian Grasslands Of The Central Platte River Floodplain, Craig A. Davis, Jane E. Austin, Deborah A. Buhl Jun 2006

Factors Influencing Soil Invertebrate Communities In Riparian Grasslands Of The Central Platte River Floodplain, Craig A. Davis, Jane E. Austin, Deborah A. Buhl

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

In the Platte River Valley of central Nebraska, USA, riparian grasslands (also known as wet meadows) have been severely impacted by a reduction in river flows, causing lower ground-water levels and altered seasonal hydroperiods. The potential impacts of these hydrologic changes, as well as the environmental factors that influence wet meadow soil invertebrate communities, are not well understood. An understanding of the ecological processes that influence these invertebrate communities is crucial for maintaining and restoring wet meadows along the Platte River. Our objectives were to describe the soil invertebrate community of wet meadows throughout the growing season and to examine ...


Factors Influencing Soil Invertebrate Communities In Riparian Grasslands Of The Central Platte River Floodplain, Craig A. Davis, Jane E. Austin, Deborah A. Buhl Jun 2006

Factors Influencing Soil Invertebrate Communities In Riparian Grasslands Of The Central Platte River Floodplain, Craig A. Davis, Jane E. Austin, Deborah A. Buhl

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

In the Platte River Valley of central Nebraska, USA, riparian grasslands (also known as wet meadows) have been severely impacted by a reduction in river flows, causing lower ground-water levels and altered seasonal hydroperiods. The potential impacts of these hydrologic changes, as well as the environmental factors that influence wet meadow soil invertebrate communities, are not well understood. An understanding of the ecological processes that influence these invertebrate communities is crucial for maintaining and restoring wet meadows along the Platte River. Our objectives were to describe the soil invertebrate community of wet meadows throughout the growing season and to examine ...


Competitive Metagenomic Dna Hybridization Identifies Host-Specific Microbial Genetic Markers In Cow Fecal Samples, Orin C. Shanks, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Regina Lamendella, Catherine A. Kelty, James E. Graham Jun 2006

Competitive Metagenomic Dna Hybridization Identifies Host-Specific Microbial Genetic Markers In Cow Fecal Samples, Orin C. Shanks, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Regina Lamendella, Catherine A. Kelty, James E. Graham

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Papers

Several PCR methods have recently been developed to identify fecal contamination in surface waters. In all cases, researchers have relied on one gene or one microorganism for selection of host-specific markers. Here we describe the application of a genome fragment enrichment (GFE) method to identify host-specific genetic markers from fecal microbial community DNA. As a proof of concept, bovine fecal DNA was challenged against a porcine fecal DNA background to select for bovine-specific DNA sequences. Bioinformatic analyses of 380 bovine enriched metagenomic sequences indicated a preponderance of Bacteroidales-like regions predicted to encode membrane-associated and secreted proteins. Oligonucleotide primers capable ...


"Nine, Of Course": A Dialogue On Congressional Power To Set By Statute The Number Of Justices On The Supreme Court, Peter Nicolas Jun 2006

"Nine, Of Course": A Dialogue On Congressional Power To Set By Statute The Number Of Justices On The Supreme Court, Peter Nicolas

Articles

Conventional wisdom seems to hold that Congress has the power to set, by statute, the number of justices on the United States Supreme Court. But what if conventional wisdom is wrong? In this Dialogue, I challenge the conventional wisdom, hypothesizing that the United States Constitution does not give Congress the power to enact such a statute. Under this hypothesis, the number of justices on the Supreme Court at any given time is to be determined solely by the President and the individual members of the United States Senate in exercising their respective powers of nominating justices and consenting to their ...


Evaluating Transformational Leadership Skills Of Hospice Executives, Paul D. Longenecker Jun 2006

Evaluating Transformational Leadership Skills Of Hospice Executives, Paul D. Longenecker

Health and Sports Sciences Faculty Scholarship

Health care is a rapidly changing environment requiring a high level of leadership skills by executive level personnel. The hospice industry is experiencing the same rapid changes; however, the changes have been experienced over the brief span of 25 years. Highly skilled hospice executives are a necessity for the growth and long-term survival of hospice care. This descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the leadership skills of hospice executives. The study population consisted of hospice executives who were members of the state hospice organization in Ohio and/or licensed by the state (88 hospice providers). Three questionnaires were utilized for ...


Wmi Outdoor News Bulletin * June 2006, Volume 60, No. 6 Jun 2006

Wmi Outdoor News Bulletin * June 2006, Volume 60, No. 6

Wildlife Management Institute Outdoor News Bulletin

Contents:

WMI value substantially increased by a Ruble

72nd Conference Special Sessions announced and prospective presenters invited

Thinking Like a Manager—A new WMI book

A louder, clearer come-back call for bobwhites

Nominations open for WMI's Touchstone and Presidents awards

Mapping the Platte River management plan

New publication reports on effectiveness of Farm Bill conservation programs

Recovering black-footed ferrets may get the shaft

Worth reading: The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine


Notions Of Progress, C. Waite Jun 2006

Notions Of Progress, C. Waite

Articles

The question of progress and a concern with relatedness are elements of the same puzzle. The very idea of progress, or lack of it, indicates something about the role machines can play in one’s life. Notions about how technology can be used – to improve, subvert, destroy, extend, or interrogate – reveal the interplay of human and machine. What notion of progress might adequately capture the complex interdependence of human and machine in a way that illuminates our current predicament? To ask whether specific events make things better or worse does not reveal what guides our notion of better and worse ...


Surveying Persons With Disabilities: A Source Guide (Version 1), Jason Markesich, James Cashion, Martha Bleeker Jun 2006

Surveying Persons With Disabilities: A Source Guide (Version 1), Jason Markesich, James Cashion, Martha Bleeker

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

As a collaborator with the Cornell Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. has been working on a project that identifies the strengths and limitations in existing disability data collection in both content and data collection methodology. The intended outcomes of this project include expanding and synthesizing knowledge of best practices and the extent existing data use those practices, informing the development of data enhancement options, and contributing to a more informed use of existing data. In an effort to provide the public with an up-to-date and easily accessible source of research on ...


Book Review: Agriculture As A Producer And Consumer Of Energy, Wally Wilhelm Jun 2006

Book Review: Agriculture As A Producer And Consumer Of Energy, Wally Wilhelm

Publications from USDA-ARS / UNL Faculty

As the title of this book suggests, agriculture resides on both sides of the nation’s energy balance equation. Throughout history, agriculture has used and produced energy. Early agriculture relied on human and animal traction; much of the produce was consumed to power the enterprise. From the end of World War II through the present, a unique period in agricultural production has existed. Energy used on farms has come from sources beyond the farm gate—oil wells in the Middle East and Alaska’s North Slope, coal mines in Wyoming, and natural gas fields in Gulf States and the Gulf ...


Nebraska Vine Lines, Volume Viii, Issue 2. June/July 2006. Jun 2006

Nebraska Vine Lines, Volume Viii, Issue 2. June/July 2006.

Viticulture Publications and Research

• Ninth Annual Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Forum Well-Recieved

• Trellis and Vine Training Field Day

• Faculty Development Leave—Paul E. Read—Part I

• Educational Programs at the School of Agriculture

• Fermenter’s Supply & Equipment

• SILVERCREEK HILL VINEYARDS AND WINERY OPEN FOR BUSINESS

• REAMS SPRINKLER SUPPLY

• A GLANCE AT 2006 BUDBREAK


Re:Cap - Identifying The Evidence Base For Research Capacity Development In Health And Social Care, Jo Cooke, Andrew Booth, Susan Nancarrow, Anna Wilkinson Jun 2006

Re:Cap - Identifying The Evidence Base For Research Capacity Development In Health And Social Care, Jo Cooke, Andrew Booth, Susan Nancarrow, Anna Wilkinson

Susan Nancarrow

To map the literature on Research Capacity Development (RCD) interventions: at individual, institutional, organisational, and policy levels; to identify the extent of research based knowledge; to note gaps in the evidence; and to make recommendations for future research.


Significance Of Heat-Stable And Heat-Labile Enterotoxins In Porcine Colibacillosis In An Additive Model For Pathogenicity Studies, Weiping Zhang, Emil M. Berberov, Jessica Freeling, D. He, Rodney A. Moxley, David H. Francis Jun 2006

Significance Of Heat-Stable And Heat-Labile Enterotoxins In Porcine Colibacillosis In An Additive Model For Pathogenicity Studies, Weiping Zhang, Emil M. Berberov, Jessica Freeling, D. He, Rodney A. Moxley, David H. Francis

Papers in Veterinary and Biomedical Science

Although heat-stable (ST) and heat-labile (LT) enterotoxins produced by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) have been documented as important factors associated with diarrheal diseases, investigations assessing the contributions of individual enterotoxins to the pathogenesis of E. coli infection have been limited. To address the individual roles of enterotoxins in the diarrheal disease caused by K88-positive ETEC in young pigs, enterotoxin-positive and -negative isogenic E. coli strains were constructed by using pBR322 to clone and express LT and STb. Four strains, K88+ astA, K88+ astA/pBR322, K88+ astA STb+, and K88+ astA LT+, were constructed and subsequently included in gnotobiotic piglet challenge ...


Primetimes Newsletter, Summer 2006, Office Of Lifespan Studies Jun 2006

Primetimes Newsletter, Summer 2006, Office Of Lifespan Studies

PrimeTimes Newsletter

PrimeTimes is the newsletter of the Office of Lifespan Studies in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University.


Licensing Restrictions And Appropriating Market Benefits From Plant Innovation, Jay P. Kesan Jun 2006

Licensing Restrictions And Appropriating Market Benefits From Plant Innovation, Jay P. Kesan

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Post-Sale Restrainst Via Patent Licensing: A "Seedcentric" Perspective, Peter Carstensen Jun 2006

Post-Sale Restrainst Via Patent Licensing: A "Seedcentric" Perspective, Peter Carstensen

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Monsanto V. Scruggs: The Scope Of Downstream Licensing Restrictions, Mark R. Patterson, Richard B. Ulmer Jr., Peter Castensen, Jay P. Kesan Jun 2006

Panel I: Monsanto V. Scruggs: The Scope Of Downstream Licensing Restrictions, Mark R. Patterson, Richard B. Ulmer Jr., Peter Castensen, Jay P. Kesan

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Hunting The Hunters: Ab 381 And California's Attempt To Restrain The Papparazzi, Samantha J. Katze Jun 2006

Hunting The Hunters: Ab 381 And California's Attempt To Restrain The Papparazzi, Samantha J. Katze

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel Iii: United States V. Martignon - Case In Controversy, William Patry, David Patton, Robert W. Clarida, Marjorie Heins Jun 2006

Panel Iii: United States V. Martignon - Case In Controversy, William Patry, David Patton, Robert W. Clarida, Marjorie Heins

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Why We Are Confused About The Trademark Dilution Law, Christine Haight Farley Jun 2006

Why We Are Confused About The Trademark Dilution Law, Christine Haight Farley

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel Ii: Trademark Dilution Revision Act Implications, William G. Barber, Barton Beebe, Christine Haight Farley, Michael Heltzer Jun 2006

Panel Ii: Trademark Dilution Revision Act Implications, William G. Barber, Barton Beebe, Christine Haight Farley, Michael Heltzer

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Defense Of The New Federal Trademark Antidilution Law, Barton Beebe Jun 2006

A Defense Of The New Federal Trademark Antidilution Law, Barton Beebe

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.